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what kind of road shoe do you use?

Old 08-23-11, 03:37 PM
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what kind of road shoe do you use?

I'm currently using shimano R220's. been good, but I got them a half size to small so they dont fit me like I'd prefer. saving up for the specialize S-works.
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Did you buy the shoes online by chance?

I use Specialized shoes due to the Shimano's not fitting well on my wide feet.
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specialized mountain shoes. You can actually walk with a mountain shoe!
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They get a bit tight on the sides after a riding for a bit but they are getting better.
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Originally Posted by joe_5700 View Post
Did you buy the shoes online by chance?

I use Specialized shoes due to the Shimano's not fitting well on my wide feet.
I did, but I had tried them on at a LBS. I was gonna go with that bigger size but while walking around I felt as if my heel had some slip, so I went down a size to prevent that. Which there is NO heel slip, but my toes go numb even with the toe box losened up all the way.
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Originally Posted by jroth View Post
specialized mountain shoes. You can actually walk with a mountain shoe!

yeah but you dont look pro with Mtn shoes
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R220's here too. Great, stiff shoe. They were a little snug in the toe box for me too after an hour or so on the bike, but I switched insoles and freed up just enough space for them to work. What size are yours.....maybe you wanna off load them?
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Originally Posted by jroth View Post
specialized mountain shoes. You can actually walk with a mountain shoe!
And three or four hours into a hard ride you get NASTY hot spots.

Been there. Done that. No more.

Sidis. 5.0s, IIRC.
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specialized comp road shoe... Love the BOA system
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Sidi Ergo 2's and Sidi Genius 3's from a long time ago. Had a pair of Diadora's, but they never fit my foot correctly. S-Works fit well enough, but Sidi's just fit me perfectly. I'll spend the extra coin for comfort.
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Specialized S-works. They were the only shoes in a non-wide size that fit my feet very well. The only other options for me were the Sidi Genius in a Mega size, Lake in EE width, or Bont in EE width. The Sidis only came in this fugly black/yellow color, while the Lake and Bont shoes were at least $400 and harder to find.

I like the S-works shoe a lot. They fit really well and the Boa system is super convenient. I never have any serious foot discomfort after a long ride either, however there is always room for improvement when it comes to fit and comfort. I think my next shoes are going to be the Bont Vaypor. I really like the idea of having shoes heat molded to my own foot. Just seems like it would be the ultimate in comfort and heel retention. I can get used to the traditional buckle system if it means a more secure hold to keep my heels from slipping.
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Originally Posted by armybikerider View Post
R220's here too. Great, stiff shoe. They were a little snug in the toe box for me too after an hour or so on the bike, but I switched insoles and freed up just enough space for them to work. What size are yours.....maybe you wanna off load them?

they are white and blue/43. I would need to save up enough to buy my specialized shoes before giving these up.
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Originally Posted by ilovecycling View Post
Specialized S-works. They were the only shoes in a non-wide size that fit my feet very well. The only other options for me were the Sidi Genius in a Mega size, Lake in EE width, or Bont in EE width. The Sidis only came in this fugly black/yellow color, while the Lake and Bont shoes were at least $400 and harder to find.

I like the S-works shoe a lot. They fit really well and the Boa system is super convenient. I never have any serious foot discomfort after a long ride either, however there is always room for improvement when it comes to fit and comfort. I think my next shoes are going to be the Bont Vaypor. I really like the idea of having shoes heat molded to my own foot. Just seems like it would be the ultimate in comfort and heel retention. I can get used to the traditional buckle system if it means a more secure hold to keep my heels from slipping.
eh, my R22's are heat molded and to be honest I think it was a gimick. The cost to performance ratio doesn't really feel like it was worth it to me. maybe if I rode with another set to compare i would really see the gains from doing so, but without that I still regret paying for it to be done. not to mention it was painful!
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Bontrager RXL, bought them after a fitting. My old shoes were too wide for my fit and the fitter told me the Bontrager shoes would fit my foot shape better. There were also a few other brands he said would fit my foot well but I liked the way these looked so he ordered them up and I've been happy so far (just over a week and 130 miles or so).
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Sidi Genius Mega's with Specialized insoles.
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Sidi Dragon and S-Works MTB Shoe. I use them on my road bikes.
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Bontrager RXL Road.

They have been pretty comfortable. Found out recently I have wide feet, but maybe not too wide since the regular shoes have worked well for me. I wear them on the looser side though.
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Originally Posted by kf9yr View Post
Bontrager RXL, bought them after a fitting. My old shoes were too wide for my fit and the fitter told me the Bontrager shoes would fit my foot shape better. There were also a few other brands he said would fit my foot well but I liked the way these looked so he ordered them up and I've been happy so far (just over a week and 130 miles or so).

I ride Bontrager xXx limited edition shoes (the ruby red slippers.haha). They are very very nice, light, and comfortable. Plus, they breath very well with no flex.

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Originally Posted by achoo View Post
And three or four hours into a hard ride you get NASTY hot spots.

Been there. Done that. No more.

Sidis. 5.0s, IIRC.

Don't know about that, Shimano M182 MTN shoes. Nary a hot spot on 300, 400, or 600km rando rides. Of course they have a carbon sole, so its the shoe itself, not the discipline.
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Specialized Pro Road.

I've had a couple friends have problems with the boa on the S-Works.
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Originally Posted by jroth View Post
specialized mountain shoes. You can actually walk with a mountain shoe!
Excuse me.

One does not walk in the road forum.






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Specialized BG Carbon, or something like that... I'm not sure, my father gave them to me, but they're SO comfy and they don't flex. At all. Even with my hands, trying hard, they don't budge a bit.
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